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By Mahlet Fasil

After a year and three months since they were first detained by the police, charges were dropped this afternoon against Journalists Tesfalem Wadyes  Asmamaw Hailegiorgis and Edom Kassaye  as well as Zelalem Kibret and Mahlet Fantahun, members of the blog Zone9.


FBC, a pro government media outlet reported that charges were dropped only against five of the nine detainees by the order of the ministry of justice.   Prosecutors will continue pursuing charges against Abel Wabella, Natinael Feleke, Befekadu Hailu, Atinaf Berhane and Soliana Shimelis of Zone9 bloggers, the later charged in absentia.


new study shows that the number of children and adolescents who are out of school is on the rise, and grew to 124 million in 2013.  Released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR), it shows that international aid to education remains below 2010 levels and is grossly insufficient to meet new education targets to achieve universal primary and secondary education.